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Monday, 2 May 2016
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Secretary-General of the United Nations

Ms PLIBERSEK (SydneyDeputy Leader of the Opposition) (15:05): My question is to the Prime Minister. Will the Prime Minister join with the opposition today on a bipartisan basis and support the nomination of an Australian candidate for the position of Secretary-General of the United Nations?

Mr TURNBULL (WentworthPrime Minister) (15:05): There are 24 million Australians, and what the honourable member has omitted to mention is the name of the person she is actually proposing. I suspect it is somebody whose deficiencies she has set out in great detail at various times. In the event of this matter becoming a live one, certainly the cabinet will consider it and give it due attention.